Craig, Gregory B. - from United States
Country of meeting: in the year 2010
Lawyer and former White House Counsel under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2010. A former attorney at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Williams & Connolly, Craig has represented numerous high-profile clients. Prior to becoming White House Counsel, Craig served as assistant to the President and special counsel in the White House of President Bill Clinton, where he directed the team defending Clinton against impeachment. Craig also served as a senior advisor to Senator Edward Kennedy and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
After leaving the Obama administration, Craig returned to private practice as a partner at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. In 2019 Craig was indicted and charged with lying to federal prosecutors about the work he did at Skadden on behalf of the government of Ukraine under Viktor F. Yanukovych, work brought to Craig by Paul Manafort, then a Yanukovych consultant. Craig has pleaded not guilty. As of May 2019, Craig is pending prosecution by the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia.
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